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Shropshire Skin Clinic

Shropshire Skin Clinic

Show Phone NumberThe Lodge, Farley Road, Much Wenlock, Shropshire, TF13 6NBUK
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Opening Hours

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday09:00 - 17:00
Friday09:00 - 13:00
Saturday
Sunday
Prices from £160 - Enquire for a fast quote from Shropshire Skin Clinic.

Popular Treatments

Dermatologist Consultation from £160
Mole Removal
Acne Treatment
Birthmark Removal
Pigmentation Treatment
Wart Removal
Deep Chemical Peel
Mole Assessment
Rosacea Treatment
Skin Diagnostics
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About Shropshire Skin Clinic

Dr Stephen Murdoch, Consultant Dermatologist and owner of Shropshire Skin Clinic, Much Wenlock and St Michael's Clinic, Shrewsbury. Offering consultation and treatment services of:

  • *Tattoo Removal* NEW TREATMENT AVAILABLE
  • Skin cancer
  • Moles
  • Cysts
  • Acne
  • Rashes
  • CO2 Fractional resurfacing
  • IPL Photorejuvenation
  • Hair removal
  • Microdermabrasion and skin peels
  • Spider vein removal
  • Aesthetic procedures
  • Facial fillers -  Voluma
  • Treatment for lines and wrinkles
  • Patch Testing for Allergies
  • Sclerotherapy for leg veins
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Accreditations

  • BAD - British Association of Dermatologists (UK) 
  • BAS - British Association of Sclerotherapists (UK) 
  • BCDG - British Cosmetic Dermatology Group (UK) 
  • CQC - Care Quality Commission (UK) 
  • GMC - General Medical Council (UK) 
  • MDU - Medical Defence Union (UK) 
  • MPS - Medical Protection Society (UK) 
  • NMC - Nursing and Midwifery Council (UK) 
  • RCN - Royal College of Nursing (UK) 
  • RCO - Royal College of Ophthalmologists (UK) 
  • RCP - Royal College of Physicians (UK) 
  • RSM - Royal Society of Medicine (UK) 
  • ESCAD - European Society for Cosmetic and Aesthetic Dermatology (International) 
  • ISDS - International Society for Dermatologic Surgery (International) 
  • AAD - American Academy of Dermatology (US) 

Provides

Beauty Salon Treatments

Body Treatments

Dermatology

Facials and Makeup

Medical Aesthetics

Waxing and Hair Removal

Premises

Parking - Off road private car park

Accessible to disabled people - All serices are fully accessible

Public transport access

Wheelchair accessible toilet

Access without steps

Disabled parking

Patient bathroom

Wireless access

On-site pharmacy

Clinic Services

Emergency service - We will try and fit in emergencies where possible

Text message reminders

Home visits

Open 24 hours

Open weekends

Dermatology

 
Acne Treatment

Dr Stephen Murdoch is a consultant dermatologist and has wide experience in the assessment and treatment of patients with the full range of cosmetic skin problems and skin diseases.

Acne is a very common skin condition. It is often misunderstood. It occurs in the vast majority of teenagers, but can continue into or indeed start in adult life. 

 
Birthmark Removal

A vascular lesion is formed by abnormally large or numerous blood vessels located directly under the surface of the skin. These vessels may be visible through the skin or result in a red appearance of the skin. Spider veins (telangiectasia) are the most common vascular lesions.

Types of Vascular Lesion

from £160
Dermatologist Consultation
 
Mole Assessment
 
Pigmentation Treatment
 
Rosacea Treatment

WHAT IS ROSACEA? This is a facial skin condition that presents in various ways. Most commonly patients complain of  persistent facial flushing, skin dryness and sensitivity, prominent thread veins, often papules and less commonly pustules. The skin flushing may be triggered by a change in temperature, emotional stimuli and sometimes it is noticed after drinking alcohol or eating certain (often spicy) foods. There is a commonly held myth that rosacea is related to excessive alcohol intake. That is not true. As rosacea seems to affect patients most commonly with fair skin it is likely that rosacea is a response to sun damage. 

WHAT SHOULD I AVOID? Unless you feel there is a definite trigger between a food eaten, or an activity, I wouldn’t suggest making any changes of that nature. Wearing a sun block and using a gentle cleanser that has a pH close to normal skin is a good idea as it is very tolerable on vulnerable inflamed skin. A gentle moisturiser is also important if the skin is red and scaly. This will help to repair  and protect the damaged skin barrier and reduce further irritation. 

ARE THERE DIFFERENT TYPES OF ROSACEA? Yes. 80% of patients have erythemato- telangiectatic rosacea. This is manifest with prolonged facial flushing often resulting in persistant facial erythema( redness) dryness and increased sensitivity. Choosing a gentle cleanser and moisturiser is important as a mainstay here. Sometimes light treatments such as intense pulsed light (IPL) may reduce the redness and help symptomatically. These patients also often have ocular rosacea that presents with red, dry gritty eyes.

 
Skin Cancer Screening
 
Skin Diagnostics
 
Wart Removal

Medical Aesthetics

 
Deep Chemical Peel
The goal of laser skin resurfacing is simple: replace damaged skin with new, fresh skin. Techniques for skin resurfacing have made enormous advances in recent years, allowing nearly everyone to achieve very significant improvement of their complexion with very little risk from treatment. In the 1980s and 90s traditional ablative laser resurfacing procedures with CO2 or Erbium laser systems were followed by several weeks of downtime to allow the skin to heal over and the risk of complications was high. With the development of fractional laser treatments, initially non-ablative lasers such as our Lux1540 fractional and more recently ablative fractional lasers such as our Lumenis Encore Ultrapulse, the recovery periods have shortened and the risk of complications has become very low.
 
Dermal Fillers

[Treatment name removed]® ULTRA is a range of hyaluronic acid filler products which also contain some local anaesthetic to make the injection process more comfortable. The range consists of

  • [Treatment name removed]® ULTRA 2 used to treat finer skin lines such as those around the lips
  • [Treatment name removed]® ULTRA 3 used to treat deeper skin lines and folds such as those running from the nose to the corner of the mouth
  • [Treatment name removed]® ULTRA 4 used to treat the deepest folds and to add lost volume to areas of the face such as the cheeks

[Treatment name removed]® ULTRA is currently the most popular filler product used at Shropshire Skin Clinic.

 
Collagen Filler

illers are products which are injected into the skin or under the skin to restore volume lost from the face as we age and to soften the appearance of deep wrinkles, coarse lines and folds. Fillers may also be used to plump up the volume of lips.

Choice of Filler Product

There are over 200 filler products available in Europe, however, most cosmetic dermatologists will stick to a small number of those available. Some clients come with an idea of which filler product they wish to be used, however, we would generally recommend keeping an open mind and discussing to best product for your individual case when you see Dr Murdoch for a consultation.

 
Fat Filler
 
Radiesse™ / Radiance™ Filler

There are a large number of filler products available in Europe. We have recently added Radiesse to the products used at Shropshire Skin Clinic as we believe that it has some different characteristics to the products that we have used over the past few years. We have used the following information provided by the manufacturer Bioform Medical. 

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Silicone Filler
 
Excessive Sweating Treatment

Treatment for lines and wrinkles® is an excellent treatment for sweating and for many of or clients has been life changing.

  • No more choosing clothes that wont show a wet underam.
  • No more taking spare tops to work to change several times through the day.
  • No more embarrasment when you offer a sopping wet hand for a handshake.

What is [Treatment name removed]?

[Treatment name removed] is produced by a bacterium and blocks the release of chemicals responsible for stimulating muscle contraction and sweat production.  It has been safely and effectively used for treatment of strabismus (squint) and blepharospasm (lid spasm) since the early eighties. [Treatment name removed] has been approved by the Medicines Control Agency in the UK for the treatment of strabismus, blepharospasm, focal spasticity (muscle spasm) and axillary hyperhidrosis (sweaty armpits!). [Treatment name removed] can also be used for the treatment of excessive sweating of other sites such as the palms, however, injection of [Treatment name removed] in this way is termed unlicensed use. The formulation of [Treatment name removed] used at Shropshire Skin Clinic is Treatment for lines and wrinkles®.

How does [Treatment name removed] work?

Small doses of Treatment for lines and wrinkles® are injected into the skin where the sweating is greatest, blocking the action of nerves that supply the eccrine (sweat) glands. This stops the glands from producing sweat. Treatment totally blocks the nerve ending but in time new nerve endings start to form. Most patients notice some positive changes within the first week after treatment. The effects of treatment last for several months but will eventually wear off, which is when you will need your next treatment; this usually happens after four to seven months

 
Lip Augmentation
 
Medical Aesthetics Specialist Consultation

Dr Stephen Murdoch MB ChB FRCP is a consultant dermatologist on the General Medical Council specialist register and is the proprietor of Shropshire Skin Clinic.

Shropshire Skin Clinic is a private dermatology, cosmetic and laser clinic. We opened from our first clinic location in the actractive and historic Shropshire market town of Much Wenlock in 2004.

In June 2011 we opened a much larger clinic, St Michaels Clinic in Shrewsbury. St Michaels Clinic is now the main location of Shropshire Skin Clinic but we still offer clinics in Much Wenlock on a weekly basis.

The clinics provide a discreet, comfortable and relaxing setting for clients who wish to put their cosmetic and general dermatology needs in the hands of a professional skin specialist.

Shropshire Skin Clinic and St Michaels Clinic are registered, and therefore licensed to provide services, by the Care Quality Commission  and, therefore, meets the high standards required by this government regulatory body. For more information, 

 
Mole Removal
A well equipped treatment room provides the ideal setting for skin surgery procedures including mole and cyst removal as well as the surgical treatment of skin cancer.
 
Non-Surgical Facelift
 
Scar Removal
The goal of laser skin resurfacing is simple: replace damaged skin with new, fresh skin. Techniques for skin resurfacing have made enormous advances in recent years, allowing nearly everyone to achieve very significant improvement of their complexion with very little risk from treatment. In the 1980s and 90s traditional ablative laser resurfacing procedures with CO2 or Erbium laser systems were followed by several weeks of downtime to allow the skin to heal over and the risk of complications was high. With the development of fractional laser treatments, initially non-ablative lasers such as our Lux1540 fractional and more recently ablative fractional lasers such as our Lumenis Encore Ultrapulse, the recovery periods have shortened and the risk of complications has become very low.
 
Spider Veins Treatment

IPL is an excellent treatment to reduce both the irregular pigmentation and dilated blood vessels seen in ageing skin particularly on the face and neck. This treatment is called photorejuvenation and often referred to as a fotofacial or photofacial.

 
Sclerotherapy

Thread veins are small dilated blood vessels. They are extremely common and particularly likely to develop in patients with varicose veins or a history of thrombosis or pregnancy. The problem often runs in families.

Thread veins can be both unsightly and uncomfortable. 

At Shropshire Skin Clinic we treat thread veins on the legs with microsclerotherapy,  intense pulsed light or laser. A combination of these may be used to achieve the optimum result.

 
Treatment for Wrinkles
 
Varicose Veins Treatment

General Practice

 
Minor Surgery Consultation

Beauty Salon Treatments

 
ActiveFX™

he goal of laser skin resurfacing is simple: replace damaged skin with new, fresh skin. Techniques for skin resurfacing have made enormous advances in recent years, allowing nearly everyone to achieve very significant improvement of their complexion with very little risk from treatment. In the 1980s and 90s traditional ablative laser resurfacing procedures with CO2 or Erbium laser systems were followed by several weeks of downtime to allow the skin to heal over and the risk of complications was high. With the development of fractional laser treatments, initially non-ablative lasers such as our Lux1540 fractional and more recently ablative fractional lasers such as our Lumenis Encore Ultrapulse, the recovery periods have shortened and the risk of complications has become very low.

How it Works The gold standard of laser resurfacing systems, the Ultrapulse CO2 laser delivers thousands of tiny laser pulses in a pattern over the skin.

 
Beauty Salon Enquiry
 
Fractional CO2 Laser Treatment

Fine lines and wrinkles of the face

    • Crows feet around the eyes
    • Smokers lip lines
    • Also lines on the cheeks, forehead and frown lines

• Loose eyelid skin

• Brown spots and blotchy, uneven skin tone

• Scars, especially acne scars

 
Fraxel™
 
IPL Skin Rejuvenation
ntense pulsed light (IPL) is similar to laser but the light is produced in a different way. IPL is a versatile treatment: The effects can be altered by using treatment heads with different light filters and by altering the duration of the light pulses.
 
Laser Skin Resurfacing
 
Laser Skin Tightening
 
Laser Wrinkle Reduction
 
ProFractional Laser Skin Treatment
 
Skin Lightening

Body Treatments

 
Body Treatment
 
Decolletage Rejuvenation

The Palomar LUX 1540 offers greater energy per microbeam than any competing device. With only two or three passes, the handpiece achieves a high density of high-powered, deep penetrating microbeams for the most effective deep corrections and long-term dermal remodeling obtainable.

 
Laser and Pulsed Light Vein Treatment

Fractional resurfacing is an exciting new development. We have one of the UKs first Palomar Lux1540 Fractional Lasers. This laser has recently been featured on GMTV. Fractional resurfacing offers a safe means of treating skin to improve texture by stimulating new collagen growth. This is an excellent treatment for skin with fine lines and scars.

Most patients will require 3 to 5 treatment sessions.

Palomar developed and patented Fractional Photothermolysis to create a revolutionary treatment: soft tissue coagulation and non-ablative skin resurfacing with high efficacy and little downtime.

Deep

 
Radiofrequency Ablation of Varicose Veins
 
Skin Revitalisation
 
Stretch Marks Removal

Facials and Makeup

 
Chemical Peel

We use skin peels in the treatment of clients with active acne, superficial/recent acne scarring, irregular pigmentation including melasma, fine lines and those with lacklustre, sundamaged and tired skin. The peels are usually carried out as part of a combination treatment with microdermabrasion and use of the Agera Medical product range. These treatments are well tolerated and there is no significant recovery time: Clients may look a little flushed in the face for a few hours.

All skin peels involve application of acidic chemicals to cause shedding of the surface layers of skin. The nature of treatments varies greatly from superficial to deep chemical peels.

Superficial chemical peels</

 
Light Chemical Peel
Superficial chemical peels are generally carried out with alpha and beta hydroxy acids (AHAs and BHAs) including glycolic acid. These peels directly affect the superficial part of the skin called the epidermis. A series of these peels is generally required to achieve the desired effects. The risk of side effects is low and there is no significant recovery time following the procedure.
 
Medium Chemical Peel
Medium depth peels cause a deeper injury to the skin extending to the dermis. Whilst a single medium depth peel can have a significant impact, the risk of side effects/ complications is much higher and the recovery time is usually a week or more. We do not routinely perform medium depth peels as we believe that for most patients the same improvements may be achieved with a course of superficial peels at no greater expense and with less risk of side effects or interference with daily living.
 
Dermabrasion

Microdermabrasion is a technical name for what is essentially a deep exfoliating procedure which reduces the appearance of scarring, fine lines, wrinkles, pigmentation problems, uneven skin tones, and a dull, lifeless, sun-damaged complexion. It is helpful in the treatment of both active acne and acne scarring.

This treatment, suitable for all skin types, is a safe and effective way of exfoliating the skin without using any chemicals or laser.

The machine effects a deep, cleansing massage whereby crystals exfoliate the skin to gently resurface the superficial layers. The vacuum pressure of the treatment is customised according to the clients needs and skin type. The result is a glowing, smooth, even and bright complexion. It is equally an ideal treatment to help you look fantastic for a special occasion or, more seriously, to treat unsightly skin blemishes and acne scarring.

 
Facial and Makeup Salon Enquiry
 
Facial Rejuvenation

Fractional resurfacing is an exciting new development. We have one of the UKs first Palomar Lux1540 Fractional Lasers. This laser has recently been featured on GMTV. Fractional resurfacing offers a safe means of treating skin to improve texture by stimulating new collagen growth. This is an excellent treatment for skin with fine lines and scars.

Most patients will require 3 to 5 treatment sessions.

Palomar developed and patented Fractional Photothermolysis to create a revolutionary treatment: soft tissue coagulation and non-ablative skin resurfacing with high efficacy and little downtime.

Deep

 
Microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion is a technical name for what is essentially a deep exfoliating procedure which reduces the appearance of scarring, fine lines, wrinkles, pigmentation problems, uneven skin tones, and a dull, lifeless, sun-damaged complexion. It is helpful in the treatment of both active acne and acne scarring.

This treatment, suitable for all skin types, is a safe and effective way of exfoliating the skin without using any chemicals or laser.

 
Skin Peel

Superficial chemical peels are generally carried out with alpha and beta hydroxy acids (AHAs and BHAs) including glycolic acid. These peels directly affect the superficial part of the skin called the epidermis. A series of these peels is generally required to achieve the desired effects. The risk of side effects is low and there is no significant recovery time following the procedure.

We use the Agera Medical range of skin peels which contain salicylic acid, lactic acid, citric acid and vitamin C.

Waxing and Hair Removal

 
IPL Hair Removal
 
Laser Hair Removal
 
Waxing

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Dr Stephen Murdoch

Job Title:
  Dermatologist
Biography:
MB ChB FRCP Dr Murdoch is a consultant dermatologist on the General Medical Council (GMC) specialist register. He has been a consultant dermatologist in Shropshire since 2000. Until March 2005 Dr Murdoch worked both in private practice and for the NHS in Shrewsbury and Telford. For the past 2 years Dr Murdoch has worked purely in private practice. Dr Murdoch has a special interest in cosmetic dermatolology and aesthetic medicine treatments and runs the Shropshire Skin Clinic to provide a discrete and relaxed setting for clients seeking these services. He also has a particular interest in skin surgery, laser therapy and the management of skin cancer. He has wide experience in the assessment and management of all skin diseases including acne, rosacea, psoriasis and eczema.

Mrs Gail Black

Job Title:
  Nurse
Biography:
RGNGail qualified as a registered general nurse (RGN) at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital in 1991. She gained extensive experience working for 11 years on the oncology (cancer), medical and renal (kidney) wards at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital.She worked as a staff nurse in the outpatient department at the Shropshire Nuffield Hospital between 2002 and 2005. Her interest in dermatology and cosmetic treatments developed whilst supporting consultant dermatologists and plastic surgeons working in the department.

Ms Sharon Leach

Job Title:
  Nurse
Biography:
Sharon qualified as a registered general nurse (RGN) at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital (RSH) in 1979. In 1980 she completed the neonatal intensive care course at New Cross Hospital, Wolverhampton and received the Dr. Everley Jones award for neonatal nursing in the West Midlands. She worked for five years in the Intensive Care Unit, RSH, caring for critically ill adults and children. She gained extensive surgical experience over eight years at RSH, including participation in setting up and working in the first day surgery unit in Shrewsbury. From 1992 to 2000 she was a School Nursing Sister caring for the health of school aged children in North and subsequently South Shropshire. Between 2000 and 2002 she took a sabbatical to study law.

Mrs Maxine Wright

Job Title:
  Mental Health Nurse
Biography:

Maxine qualified as a Registered General Nurse (RGN) in July 1985 at Sandwell District and General Hospital, West Bromwich. She then spent two years as a staff nurse on a female general medical ward, gaining a wide range of experience in acute and chronic medical conditions.

In 1987 Maxine moved onto the Coronary Care Unit (CCU) and became a ward sister on CCU in 1988. She undertook the ENB 124 Coronary Care Nursing and the ENB 998 Teaching and assessing, along with a Diploma in Professional Studies in Nursing.

In 1993 Maxine moved to Grand Cayman and spent  time working as a Nurse on the General Ward at Georgetown Hospital dealing with a variety of patients, including medical, surgical, intensive care and psychiatric patients.

Mrs Emma Norbury

Job Title:
  Nurse
Biography:

Emma qualified as a Registered General Nurse (RGN) and Royal Society of Childrens Nurses (RSCN) in 1998 at Great Ormond Street Hospital, London.  During her four years there, she gained extensive experience in paediatric nursing and then completed a further four years experience at St Georges Hospital, London.

Emma also holds a BsC in Health Studies which includes health promotion and womens health.  In 1995 she moved to New Cross Hospital, Wolverhampton and went on to hold a position as the ward manager of a 48 bed paediatric ward in 2001. Emmas clinical skills and competencies have been kept fully up to date by working along side specialists daily, ensuring the quality of care was constantly maintained on the ward. Her knowledge of nursing includes working alongside asthmatic, surgical and orthopaedic patients

Show Phone NumberThe Lodge, Farley Road, Much Wenlock, Shropshire, TF13 6NBUK